Famine is defined as the starvation of a population of people. It can result in massive losses of lives.
Famine can occur as a result of many factors. One frequent explanation is overpopulation. As the world grows at a rate of 250,000 people
each day, serious strain is placed on the natural environment and the amount of food that it can produce. The growing world population and resulting need for food production can also cause depletion of topsoil, vegetation clearing, and overgrazing.
Natural disasters can also cause widespread famine. Situations of flood or drought greatly damage crops. This results in food shortages, and increased prices for what little food is available. Also, crop destruction
is accompanied by a shortage of employment and thus of the income needed to buy food, leaving many families no alternatives but to starve.
A variety of other environmental conditions, including the depletion of